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– 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight
2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight
The 2009 Roadliner Midnight offers an incredible level of performance, excitement and pride of ownership.
The 2009 Yamaha “Roadliner Midnight”… a machine designed to stir the senses. From the “Neo Streamline” styling, to the emotional pulse feeling of the massive V-twin engine, the 2009 Roadliner Midnight is designed to be a harmonious blend of power and beauty.
You are looking at the latest generation of Star cruisers. A culmination of all the knowledge we have gained since the introduction of the Star series. The stunningly beautiful Roadliner Midnight is more than just a pretty face, it is an incredible riding experience. Discover for yourself how the 1854cc V-Twin power, fuel injection, aluminum frame and swingarm, are all skillfully crafted to provide an incredible feeling of sensual performance and excitement.
There’s really no replacement for cubic inches.
And it’s hard to argue with 113 of them. Our biggest V-twin is also our boldest, with a highly advanced fuel-injected engine producing peak torque at only 2500 RPM. And the aluminum frame for the kind of solid, precise handling nothing else in its class can touch. The 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight edition adds blacked out accents.
2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight- Timeless style, futuristic technology
The 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight has undiluted class engineered into every component – wild streamlined fenders, swept-back ‘bars, slash-cut 2-into-1 exhaust and tear-drop gas tank. Inside the 1,854cc V-twin engine it’s got undiluted power – downdraft fuel injection, ceramic-coated pistons, EXUP exhaust system. Jump on board, wind open the throttle and feel that big air-cooled engine tattoo a smile onto your face!
2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight Highlights:
– Fuel Consumption * 18kpl/50mpg(Imp)
– New 1854cc V-twin power
– “Neo Streamline” styling
– Roadliner Midnight is decked out in shiny Raven paint with blacked-out components throughout.
– The flagship of the Star line, and Cycle World magazine’s Best Cruiser for 2006 (CW’s 10 Best, July `06) is designed to show and go like no other cruiser before it, with big power and great handling.
– Powerful and beautiful 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, pushrod V-twin produces great thrust at any speed.
– Twin-bore downdraft electronic fuel injection ensures optimum engine ef?ciency and throttle response in the widest possible range of conditions.
– Neo-streamline design, including the first flangeless gas tank fitted to a Star, gives the Roadliner Midnight a completely distinctive look.
– Long and low aluminum frame provides great looks and light handling unlike any other full-size cruiser, thanks to near 50/50 weight distribution on the front and rear wheels.
– A sculpted seat makes the Roadliner Midnight an excellent place to sit on long rides.
– The Roadliner Midnight achieves fuel economy up to an estimated 42 mpg** with a fuel tank that holds 4.5 gallons of gas.
2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight Features:
1854cc high-performance, air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 valves per cylinder, 48°, V-twin powerplant produces massive torque and class leading acceleration.
Traditional pushrod valve actuation keeps engine height down for a lower centre of gravity and ensures more uniform heat dissipation due to absence of a cam chain case. A lower centre of gravity helps to insure light, easy handling.
Four-valve cylinder heads provide optimal breathing efficiency for great power delivery at all rpms. The two spark plugs per cylinder means faster, more complete combustion for maximum power output.
Cylinder head design utilizes a pent roof combustion chamber design and features a oil passage near the exhaust valve seat to improve cooling and durability. The heads also feature engine mounting points on each side of the head for increased chassis rigidity for exceptional handling.
Large size valves increase engine horsepower and torque. The intake valves are 36mm in diameter while the new exhaust valves are 31mm.
Specially designed valve train includes short design intake and exhaust rocker arms that reduce inertia during high-rpm use.
High performance spec twin, crankcase-mounted, high-lift cams ensure strong torque and class leading acceleration.
Mechanical centrifugal decompression mechanism located in each of the exhaust camshafts, insures fast, easy starts. This system is contained inside the camshafts and reduces weight and complexity since no solenoid etc. is required.
Hydraulic valve lifters driven by the twin camshafts deliver exceptional performance and significantly reduce maintenance and tune-up requirements.
Large-diameter pistons are both durable and lightweight. Yamaha’s exclusive “controlled forged construction” keeps the pistons light for faster response and to accommodate higher-rpm performance with reduced vibration and less reciprocating mass. The pistons feature an Alumite coating to reduce friction.
The dry sump oil lubrication system has been optimized to ensure maximum lubrication and cooling . Special oil nozzles direct oil at the bottom of the pistons to cool and lubricate them.
Special “dual chamber” crankcase design. The front section is for the crank assembly while the rear is for the transmission. Two, 3-rotor high capacity oil pumps optimizes oil flow in each of the two main sections of the engine.
Huge 100mm bore ceramic composite-plated cylinders provide uniform heat dissipation, reduce weight, reduce friction and increase cylinder service life.
Cooling fin thickness and depth is optimized for maximum heat dissipation, thereby eliminating the need for liquid cooling, while maintaining that traditional, stylish air-cooled engine appearance.
Optimized “damper-less” crankshaft allows the rider to feel the directness of the engine’s power. For each rotation of the rear wheel, in 5th gear, the crank spins 3.14 times providing an outstanding rear wheel driving force feeling to the rider.
Compact design dual balancers reduce vibration for exceptional rider and passenger comfort. The balancers are positioned on either end of the crankshaft to reduce vibration. * 3-axis crankcase layout means the crankshaft, main axle and drive shaft are specially arranged to minimize the size of the engine cases and centralize mass.
43mm, twin-bore, downdraft throttle body fuel injection (FI) with throttle position sensor (TPS) ensures great throttle response and maximum power throughout the rev range. This system is a “closed loop” system, since it utilizes an oxygen sensor in the exhaust to monitor the concentration of oxygen and adjust the FI system if necessary. The benefits of fuel injection include chokeless operation, increased fuel economy, instant throttle response and reduced emissions.
The 12-hole, 2-directional Mikuni fuel injectors produce a wide spray pattern for complete cylinder filling. This special spray pattern combined with the dual spark plug head ensures complete combustion for maximum power. A Idle Speed Control (ISC) has been adopted to ensure stable idling performance.
High capacity electronic fuel pump is located in the sub tank under the seat.
State-of-the-art Electronic Control Unit (ECU) ensures precisely metered fuel delivery and optimal ignition spark control using 3D transistorized coil ignition mapping for each cylinder.
3.5 liter dual inlet air filter box is located under the tank. There are intake ducts at the front and rear of the air box for maximum breathing efficiency. This design not only maximizes air flow but also reduces weight. A viscous paper type air filter is used.
Air Induction System (AIS) injects fresh oxygen at the exhaust port to insure complete combustion thereby reducing harmful exhaust emissions (HC & CO) while a special air cut valve reduces backfiring when decelerating or coasting off throttle.
High-performance, 2-into-1-exhaust system features large size header pipes for maximum flow. The single muffler contains a 3-way honey comb matrix catalyizer to reduce harmful exhaust emissions. The stylish muffler helps to boost torque and horsepower while producing a throaty, V-twin growl.
The exhaust system also features a lightweight titanium EXUP exhaust power valve most commonly found on high performance sport bikes. The EXUP system not only provides crisp throttle response and eliminates ‘flat spots” but also improves acceleration and reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions.
Dry sump lubrication system means a more compact engine design since the oil tank is not part of the engine, which lowers the centre of gravity for great handling and a light feel. A handy, spin-on oil filter means fast, easy oil changes.
Frame mounted oil cooler is a first on a Yamaha cruiser. The cooler maintains consistent oil temperatures for optimum cooling and lubrication of this massive V-twin powerplant.
Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission features optimized gear ratios for both strong acceleration and relaxed highway cruising.
2-piece heel-and-toe shifter adds versatility and enhances the overall cruising experience. The 2-piece design allows the rider to individually adjust front and rear portions to suit foot size or remove the rear section if not desired.
Heavy duty 10 plate clutch is designed compliment engine power characteristics. This clutch is operated by a hydraulic master cylinder instead of a cable. The hydraulic clutch design is low maintenance, self adjusting and very stylish.
Low-maintenance belt drive system not only significantly reduce maintenance but is also clean and quiet. A belt drive system uses less power than a shaft drive and reduces unsprung weight for great rear suspension performance.
High tech aluminum, die cast, double-cradle frame reduces weight, while balancing strength and rigidity. The critical head pipe area features box type construction for additional strength. The frame not provides excellent handling characteristics but also compliments the beautiful flowing lines of the rest of the chassis and bodywork. The engine is rigidly mounted in the frame.
Lightweight C.F. die cast aluminum swingarm offers superb rigidity and ensures excellent stability and handling. The C.F. die casting process allows for beautiful shapes that are both strong and light. This swingarm is a fashion statement in aluminum and compliments the rest of the Roadliner’s eye catching styling.
Rigid 46mm front fork offers 130mm (5.1″) of wheel travel for exceptionally stable handling and great ride comfort. The fork features “slash cut” large diameter chromed fork shrouds to enhance the “neo- streamliner” styling.
Beefy, cast aluminum, top and bottom triple clamps help increase fork rigidity and reduce weight.
Link rear suspension features a spring preload adjustable single rear shock delivering outstanding ride comfort and precise handling. The shock is horizontally positioned under the engine for a lower center of gravity and is hidden to provide that classic “hardtail” look. Rear wheel travel is 110mm (4.3″).
Powerful dual 298mm floating front discs are squeezed by ultra rigid, 4-piston, monoblock calipers provide sport-bike spec stopping power. Providing exceptional stopping power, these brakes also provide great lever feel and feedback.
Huge 320mm rear disc is squeezed by a single piston caliper mounted below the swingarm for a lower center of gravity and that customized “hidden look”.
Lightweight, 12 spoke cast aluminum mag wheels reduce weight and enhance handling and styling. The front wheel is MT 4.00×18 while the rear wheel is a MT 5.50×17. Both are fitted with tubeless radial tires that provide excellent traction and reduced rolling resistance.
Two-piece seat design features a wide, flat profile for excellent rider comfort. The passenger seat features a small lip at the rear of the seat providing a secure feeling for the passenger.
51w /55w high efficiency Irradiation headlight. This is a 2 bulb design, one for low beam and one for high beam. The unique headlight body compliments the “neo-streamline” styling.
Steel fenders front and rear can be easily customized or painted to suit personal preferences. The front fender features a classic fender stay.
Flangeless teardrop style fuel tank offers 14 liters of capacity. This is the first flangeless tank used on a Yamaha cruiser. There are no welds visible, providing that custom look. The total fuel capacity is 17 liters thanks to a 3 liter sub tank located low in the frame below the seat. A high pressure electric fuel pump with quick connect fittings provide fuel to the EFI system.
Large 1.25″ diameter handlebars. All electrical wires are hidden inside the handle bars for that clean custom look. Selected meter functions can be controlled by buttons on the back of RHS switch.
Fuel tank mounted instrument panel. This stylish panel has the classic “grand father” clock image. Just below the large analogue speedo is an analogue tach and fuel gauge. Other functions include digital odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel reserve trip counter and clock. Background illumination can be adjusted to suit personal preferences.
Teardrop shaped rider floorboards with floating rubber inserts that reduce vibration.
Extra wide, chromed brake and clutch levers provide that quality feel and look.
Industry-leading, Star Family fit and finish creates a machine as stunning as it is powerful.
highly visible, clear look LED taillight
Self-canceling turn signals (15 seconds or 150 meters) with stylish clear lenses.
Stylish 3D speed lines on the fuel tank
Low-fuel warning light
Low maintenance sealed battery
Fork lock integrated into main ignition switch for extra convenience
Special Midnight features:
Blacked out engine cases, frame, and swingarm
Blacked out exhaust and forks
Rich metallic black lacquer paint
2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight – USA Specifications
MSRP* $14,090 (Raven w/Flames) Available from September 2008
Type 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled 48° V-twin; pushrod OHV, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 100mm x 118mm
Compression Ratio 9.48:1
Carburetion Twin-Bore electronic fuel injection;throttle position sensor
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt
Frame Aluminum monoshock
Suspension/Front 46mm telescopic fork; adjustable preload, 5.1-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock; 4.3-in travel
Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes/Rear Hydraulic disc, 320mm
Wheels 12-spoke cast
Length 101.6 in
Width 36.8 in
Height 43.3 in
Seat Height 27.8 in
Wheelbase 67.5 in
Ground Clearance 6.1 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Fuel Economy** 42 mpg
Wet Weight 749 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight – Candian Specifications
Engine Air-cooled, OHV, 8-valve, 48°, V-twin w/EFI
Bore and Stroke 100 x 118 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Maximum Torque 17.1 kg-m (123.7 ft-lb) @ 2,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery Dual 43mm cross bore downdraft throttle body FI
Estimated Fuel Consumption* 18kpl / 50mpg (Imp.)
Ignition Digital TCI
Final Drive Belt
Suspension (Front) 46mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link single shock
Brakes (Front) Dual 298mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 320mm disc
Tires (Front) 130/70 R 18 (radial)
Tires (Rear) 190/60 R 17 (radial)
Length 2,580mm (101.6″)
Width 1,100mm (43.3″)
Height 1,100mm (43.3″)
Wheelbase 1,715mm (67.5″)
Rake / Trail 31° / 152 mm (6″)
Ground Clearance 155 mm (6.1″)
Seat Height 705 mm (27.8″)
Fuel Capacity 17 litres (3.7 imp.gallons)
Wet Weight 340kg (748 lb)
Colour(s) Metallic Black
2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight (XV1900A Midnight Star)- UK Specifications
Not available in the UK
*/** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.